Mr Andrew Swift

Mr Andrew Swift

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat & Rhinologist Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Grommets insertion
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomy

I have been a consultant ENT Surgeon since 1989. I was one of the first surgeons in the UK to instigate and develop Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in the management of sinusitis. I have expertise in the management of nasal tumours, especially inverted papilloma - a benign but specialist tumour of the nose and sinuses. I have spent my professional career developing and improving the management of disorders of the nose and sinuses. I have performed many surgical procedures on the nose and sinuses for a full range of different conditions and pathologies.

I have a specialist interest in disorders of the sinuses that includes sinusitis of all types. This includes the medical management and surgery of sinusitis and nasal polyps by Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (often referred to as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery or FESS).

I was also innovative in the extended use of endoscopic sinus surgery in the nose. Such procedures included endoscopic surgery of the nasal septum, endoscopic lacrimal sac surgery for watery eyes, orbital decompression of thyroid eye disease, endoscopic repair of CSF leaks from the anterior skull base. 

My practice has attracted many referrals from consultant colleagues of patients with difficult and challenging sinus disorders. 

The management of the blocked nose is a complaint that often seems simple, but can also be a challenge for which I offer specialist expertise. Nasal obstruction may also affect sleep and lead to sleep disordered breathing or obstructive sleep apnoea.

I also have a specialist interest in disorders of the sense of smell. In addition to my specialist field, I have maintained a strong interest in general ENT disorders as well.

I have taught extensively on Sinus surgery courses both nationally and internationally.

I have also organized several ENT conferences and have been lead and president for our major UK international conference: the British Academic Conference on Otolaryngology (BACO) 2023.

I'm an examiner for the MRCS and a member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as European Board examiner (EBEORL).

I've been past examiner for the specialty intercollegiate board FRCS (ORL) for the maximum time of 10 years; Examination Assessor for 3 years and Lead for written section (section 1) of FRCS examination for 9 years.



General Medical Council Number: C2387482

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Swift at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Disorders of sense of smell

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Additional information

Balance disorders

Chm mBchB / Sheffield University / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1981
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Surgery

FRCSED / Royal College of Edinburgh / 1987
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

ChM / University of Sheffield / 1989
Master of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Rhinological Society

ENT UK National Surgical Specialty Association

European Rhinologic Society

Full Honorary Member of the German ENT society

Professional leadership

Member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Past president of the British Rhinological Society
Past president of the Section of Laryngology and Rhinology, Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations that liaises with all 4 Colleges of Surgeons.
Member of the Quality Assurance Operational Group at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This group quality assures the accreditation of UK Senior Surgical Fellowships and national / international Surgical Courses and Institutions.

  • Disorders of smell, nose and sinuses

Senior editor of a major specialist textbook called 'Contemporary Rhinology: Science and Practice, Springer Nature, 2023' that covers all aspects of the Nose and Sinuses.

Editor of a best-selling textbook called 'Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases with Head and Neck Surgery, Thieme' that covers the full range of ENT (published in 5 languages).

Consultant ENT Surgeon and Rhinologist, Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust, Aintree

Whilst being dedicated to medicine/surgery for so many years I have now reduced my NHS commitments to part-time and enjoy many non-medical activities that include walking in the Lake District, music, art, photography and family.

Telephone 0151 427 6377
Private secretary Mrs Sharon Swift
Private secretary telephone 07721 007 979
Private secretary email